OVS K-5 Newsletter

Omaha Virtual Elementary School

Important Dates

May 3rd - 6th: MAP Testing [Sign up below - All learners]

May 11th: In-person award ceremony & picnic. [11:00 - 1:00]

May 13th: Remote learner award ceremony. [11:00 - 11:30]

May 10th - 24th: Live, online support - All learners-info coming from your K-5 Teacher

May 24th: All semester two work due @ 11:59pm. [About 5 weeks remaining!]

MAP Testing

The week of May 3rd through 6th will be MAP testing for all learners (face-to-face and remote). This test will allow us to identify how well learners are performing in each content area specific to identified skills. All testing will occur at the TAC building.


Please use the link below to sign up for sessions. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade will need one for ELA and one for Math. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will need one for ELA, one for Math, and one for Science.

Please note each block of time is specific to a content area.

Spring MAP Testing Sign-Up


Due to testing, all live lessons (in person and online) are canceled for the week of May 3-7. This is to respect your time and to protect learning time at home.

End of Year Information

Last Day to Submit Work

The last day for students to turn in quarter 4/semester 2 work will be Monday, May 24th at midnight 11:59 PM. If questions/concerns arise, please make be sure to communicate with your learner's teacher.

Online Support Sessions

May 10th-May 24th, Monday-Friday.

  • Starting on Monday, May 10th, ENTER IN TIMES OR HOW WE ARE GOING TO OFFER THIS

Sessions will be updated on Teams. If your learner is not on pace and/or needs teacher support, it is imperative that they attend live support sessions during these last few weeks.

iPads

  • All students who live in the OPS district will keep their iPads for the summer.
  • If they transfer to a traditional building within OPS, they will keep their iPad.
  • If they are transferring out of the district, they will need to return their iPad.
  • Students who live outside of the district will return their devices at the end of the school year and will be re-distributed at the beginning of the school year upon return to OVS.

End of Year Award Celebrations:

  • ALL K-8 in-person students: Tuesday, May 11th at 11:00 - 1:00. NOTICE THE TIME CHANGE. We are combining sessions.
  • Please have students bring a sack lunch and a towel to sit on.
  • K-8 remote: online on Thursday, May 13th at 11:00 - 11:30.

Material drop-off/pick-up (iPads, summer reading books, etc.)

  • Dates TBD: Waiting for communication from district

Enrollment Update

As you know, the deadline to add siblings/family members for priority enrollment has passed. If you know someone hoping to enroll in OVS next year, please let them know that we will be opening in the coming weeks. Updates will be posted to our website. www.omahavirtualschool.org.

Ms. Rogers' Classroom Info

Week In Review:


Minecraft Challenge: Build sight words that we have been working on in Phonics or that you have been learning in K12, take a screenshot and upload it to Seesaw.


Looking Ahead:

We will continue working with Main Idea and Details in Reading and Word Problems in Math.

Thursday is Earth Day! What are you already doing to help our Earth?



There will be no Phonics, F2F, Thursday Online or Specials the week of May 3rd- May 7th.


Kindergarten and 1st Graders will sign up for one session of Math and one session of Reading.

Click to sign your learner up!


Monday: Phonics (required)

Tuesday: F2F (required)

Wednesday: Phonics (required)

Thursday: Remote-Learner Online Sessions (required)

Friday: Phonics & Specials-Coding (required)


Resources:

Our Class Wakelet

K12 Quick System Check

Building Sight Words in Minecraft

Week in Review:

We had a great week of testing! Students did a great job of taking their time and putting forth effort. We should get results sometime this Fall.


Looking Ahead:

We are approaching the end of the year. We only have 2 more weeks of teaching sessions and then we will take the Spring MAP. Here is the breakdown.

The week of April 19th- 23rd – Normal Schedule

The week of April 26th- 30th – Normal Schedule

The week of May 3rd- 7th – Spring MAP


The district has changed its policy on those who can MAP test. They have opened it back up and are offering an opportunity for all learners, both remote and face-to-face, to take the test. We will be running MAP testing very similar to the way we ran State testing.


2nd Graders will sign up for one session of Math and one session of Reading.

3rd Graders will sign up for one session of Math, one session of Reading and one session of Science.


There is a Sign-Up Genius link at the top of this newsletter. There are 3 different sessions each day of testing. You may choose to have them complete all the tests in one day or spread it out over two or three days. You can talk with your learner and arrive at a decision that is best for them.


Next week’s Schedule:

Monday: Phonics

Tuesday: F2F

Wednesday: Phonics, Minecraft Club (Optional)

Thursday: Online sessions 9:00-11:00, 1:00-3:00

Friday: Phonics, Guidance Special- 2nd Grade @ 9:15, 3rd Grade @ 11:15

Mrs. Walker's Class

Week In Review:

**Updates coming soon!**


Looking Ahead

**Check back on Monday!**

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